The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery

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Macmillan, Jun 11, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Falco: The Next Generation--Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only, now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad's day . . .

Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, she learned how to blend in at all levels of society; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade. But her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers alone.

Now, working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's old ramshackle digs at Fountain Court in the Surbura district, where she plies her trade with energy, determination, and the usual Falco luck. Recently hired to help investigate a fatal accident, she finds herself stuck with a truly awful person for a client and facing a well-heeled, well-connected opponent.

That is, until her client unexpectedly dies under what might be called "suspicious circumstances." While this is not a huge loss for society, it is a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it's just one of a series of similar deaths for which she now finds herself under suspicion. Before things go from abysmal to worse, Flavia must sort out what is happening, and who is responsible.


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Review: The Ides of April (Flavia Albia Mystery #1)

User Review  - Selaine Henriksen - Goodreads

I'm a huge fan of the Falco novels. My dream is to go to Rome and go on one of the Falco tours (there are such things). No other series has ever brought history to life for me in the same way; not ... Read full review

Review: The Ides of April (Flavia Albia Mystery #1)

User Review  - Vicki Kondelik - Goodreads

The Ides of April is the first in Lindsey Davis' new mystery series set in ancient Rome, featuring Flavia Albia, the adopted daughter of her popular series detective, Marcus Didius Falco. Flavia, a ... Read full review

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LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of The New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She lives in London.

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